With Chinese New Year on the horizon, maybe you’re wondering what outfit to wear to a family gathering. Perhaps you’ve browsed Instagram for inspiration, but you and I both know trends nowadays require a full wardrobe update. Who has the mental energy to indulge in that…?

So what’s the one simple addition that will (a) update any outfit and (b) attract luck in the New Year?

Wonder no further! We present to you – the red bag. There’s nothing that makes a more festive yet modern statement like it. Red is the lucky colour associated with Chinese New Year, symbolising good fortune, happiness, and success. So wearing either a splash or different hues of red – pink is not only an irresistible finishing touch, but also a graceful nod to your traditional roots.

To help you get your Chinese New Year OOTD on point, we’ve rounded up brands that confidently carries red and paired with oriental touches, perfect for the many red packets that you’ll no doubt be collecting or giving out this festive season.


This brand focuses on bringing together bright designs and classic shapes. Made in Korea from high-quality materials, SAMO ONDOH’s sleek bags hint at what 2020 fashion trends will look like.

A red bucket bag – Luna Red Rose that will be THE conversation starter.

Red Hannah Bag for when you want to be low-key fabulous with a subtle nod to Chinese New Year wear.


Available in our flagship store, MARHEN.J’s delightful use of colours provides you many options for you. While they can be easily fashioned into your go-to bag all year-long and for any occasions, we all know we are here for the red bags.


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Newly launched, the notable Lucy Jazz Bag comes in a deep shade of red that is an elegant addition to any New Year outfit.

Roy Mini Heart Signal: Practical, functional yet also heart-stoppingly adorable. Signal into the new year with one of our best-sellers.


A forward-thinking brand with Swedish influences, OSTKAKA favours realistic, usable designs for every season. The ultimate 2020 bag that merges feminine and practical artistry to provide an appealing mix for the modern woman. Also available at our flagship store.

If you are looking for a new shoulder “Happiness is here and now.” Refresh any bag in your collection with this Pink Lettering Strap that will also remind you to embrace life’s little moments this year.

Their signature bag, Lycka23 Bag – Pink shows off their modern take on feminine trends and tastes.


Defying barriers in space, colour and gender, ANODDS is all about celebrating life and culture with their relatively small and quirky creations. The perfect choice for those shunning fast fashion trends.

Even casual day bags can be a part of the Chinese New Year. This is how Fram Mini Bag – Heart Ivory does it.

A timeless pattern paired with a lucky colour. This is a piece to invest in, Isle Mini Croc Shoulder Bag – Wani Burgundy.

ichie-ichie TOKYO

ichie-ichie shows how fashion upscaling can be done tastefully right through their range of of evening clutches, which is made up of authentic Kimono silk sashes. Perfect for a unique oriental touch to any outfit.

Yes it’s not red, but Silk Kimono Vintage Obi Shoulder Bag IS the perfect accompaniment to a red dress with its light beautiful embroidery.

Pair this vintage piece – Gamaguchi Party Bag with a modern look to show the delights of contrasting elements.


With a Sanrio collaboration under their belt, THE SOPHIA LABEL is much in-demand for their mini and normal-sized bags that are perfect for twinning looks between mothers and daughters. Available in our flagship store too.

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“Yes, we’re together.” Inject some fun into your day by showing off who you’re paired with this –  My Melody Twin With Me Bag!

Estelle Half Moon Crossbody Bag – Dusty Rose: Compact and chic, great for a full day of house visits.

Our CNY Double Happiness Promotion is ongoing from now till 2 Feb, shop auspicious picks from our curated list now! Read more here about your zodiac’s fortune too. That’s all folks, have a very (mice) Chinese New Year ahead!

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